Vodafone and Virgin announce Froyo for HTC Desire in days

Vodafone 360 apps excluded from Android 2.2

Vodafone HTC Desire owners to get Android Froyo within days

Virgin Media and Vodafone have both announced that they will be rolling out the Android 2.2 operating system for the HTC Desire in a short space of time. The update will enable full Flash support and device tethering.

Virgin announced the release via Twitter, saying: “HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire - great news, we're expecting to release OTA updates to 2.2 (Froyo) early Sep”.

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Virgin, meanwhile, has announced that the 2.2 roll out will allow customers to uninstall the controversial 360 apps that will added as part of a patch to the Android 2.1 operating system. The extras slowed phone boot time and made several unwanted changes to browser and system preferences.

Whilst Virgin customers can expect Froyo in September, Vodafone told The Enquirer that their customers can wait days rather than weeks for their updates. The additional 360 apps will still be available, though only as an optional add-on.